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Welcome to the Surrey Lieutenancy. This website seeks to inform and update you on the role of our Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Goad JP, and the far-reaching ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life  of this county.

21 years supporting young people
Thirteen High Sheriffs of Surrey, present and past – including the scheme’s founder, Sir Peter Anson – helped to celebrate 21 years of the High Sheriff Youth Awards (HSYA) on 20th March 2014. The special anniversary event was hosted by ExxonMobil More...

Richard Thornton KCVO OBE JP DL
The Surrey Lieutenancy is immensely saddened to report the death of Sir Richard Thornton KCVO OBE JP DL on January 7th 2014, aged 91. He served as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey from 1986-1997. A charming, modest and distinguished man, he was much loved in this county and will be very greatly missed.

New Year honours for Surrey
The celebrated actress Penelope Keith, a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey who also served as High Sheriff in 2002-03, receives the DBE in the New Year Honours list 2014. She is an enthusiastic President or Patron of several charities based in the county. More...

New Deputy Lieutenants appointed
Five new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant. Dr Karin Englehart MRCP FFFLM from Wormley; Brigadier Paul Evans OBE from Frimley Green; Colonel AP Guthrie TD from Warlingham; Commander Susan Lochner JP RN from Godalming; and Hugh Riley JP from Ewhurst have committed to work with the 45 other Deputy Lieutenants to support the work of the Lieutenancy in Surrey. More...

Guildford Cathedral launches
vital Appeal
An important appeal by Guildford Cathedral has been launched across Surrey. Deterioration of the acoustic plaster on the ceiling vaults, which contains asbestos, means that the Grade 2 listed building is at serious risk of closure (although the situation is being carefully monitored, with no immediate risk to public health). More...

Awards ceremony
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards ceremony took place at Clandon Park in October 2013. Seven winners of the British Empire Medal received their awards, together with a number of service personnel. Dame Sarah also appointed the five new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for 2013-14. More...


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